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Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

21 May 2019 19:54 in response to Jolamine

Hi jolamine 

 

home now masectomy and lymph node clearance done. Apart from resembling an ironing board on one side I’m doing ok x joking apart I’m a tad tender and keep forgetting I’ve got a drain but got so I remember when I feel the pain haha they warned me that some ladies say they get a trickling feeling like water down the arm after lymph node clearance I’d say it’s more like an electric current! Luckily it’s only for a short spasms but boy it hurts. Back in two weeks to see my consultant x hope you are ok x 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

21 May 2019 19:55 in response to Woollylamb

Hi WL

wishing you all the best today with the start of the chemo x

mejules 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

21 May 2019 19:58 in response to BigJean

Hi bigjean

how are you doing? X hope you feel better after your first few days of chemo? X 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

22 May 2019 00:27 in response to mejules

 

Hi Mejules,

I am glad to hear that you have now got your mastectomy and lymph node clearance behind you. You're lucky that you only have one side like an ironing board. I had large breasts which were my pride and joy, but now I am as flat as a pancake all over the frontal area!

It's good to be home so quickly after surgery and, I hope that you don't need your drain for much longer.

Be good to yourself for the next couple of weeks!

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

22 May 2019 00:30 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Wollylamb,

I wonder whether or not you started your chemo today? I hope that your wound has healed sufficiently to allow this and that you are now on your way.

Thinking of you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

22 May 2019 08:22 in response to mejules

Hi mejules , 

im really good this week , feel back to “normal “, ready for the next session this Friday!! 

Really great to hear you are at home and recovering well after your surgery. I think that’s the part I’m dreading the most ! But hey I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it . 

Talk soon 

J xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

22 May 2019 08:26 in response to Jolamine

Hi Jolamine, 

lovely to hear from you , hope you are keeping well ?

All good this week , ready to face second round of chemo this Friday, was back at the hospital last Friday to have my bloods checked and all are good so on to round 2 . 

Just hoping I don’t get as sick as I was the first time !! 

Talk soon 

J xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

22 May 2019 14:31 in response to BigJean

hi everyone, sorry I’ve been a little quite.

Big Jean- glad you are ready for your next round, I can’t believe how quickly it’s come around.

Mejules- so pleased that you’ve had your op and you are recovering, what’s the next stage in the plan for you?

 

I unfortunately haven’t started Chemo, wound was infected so had to have antibiotics. Anyway I’m scheduled to start on the 28th, talking to the oncologist we will go ahead even if the wound hasn’t healed totally as we need to get the treatment started. I’m worried about this to be honest, it’s playing on my mind, but then I remind myself that she is the expert and wouldn’t put me at any unnecessary risk. I’m frustrated and a bit low this week. Kids are on half term next week so a great week to start my treatment!!!

Jolamine- thanks for keeping in touch, I really appreciate it. 

 

WL

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

22 May 2019 15:34 in response to BigJean

 

Hi BigJean,

I'm glad to hear that you are fighting fit this week and ready for round two. Have you got a different anti nausea medication to take to overcome your sickness this time? Make sure to mention the bad reaction you had last time before you start this one.

I'm hoping and praying that it all goes well for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

22 May 2019 15:41 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Wollylamb,

I had a feeling that this might happen. You must be very disappointed. Still, in the bigger scheme of things it is only another week. I am sure that this sounds like forever to you at present, but it shouldn't have any adverse effects.

I am sure that your oncologist wouldn't put you at any unnecessary risks. She is doing this all the time and knows exactly what she is doing.

I agree that next week is not the ideal time for the kids half-term, but you can enjoy the long week-end together before you start treatment.

I shall be thinking of you on Tuesday and hope that it goes well.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

23 May 2019 09:31 in response to Jolamine

Thanks Jolamine.

you are right, it’s only another week.... and more time to heal from the appendix op.   I just wish it was properly healed then I would feel better. 

 

It is what it is.

 

WL

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

23 May 2019 10:25 in response to Jolamine

Hi Jolamine, 

thank you for your kind words. Yes I’ve extra anti sickness tablets for tomorrow and the weekend. 

Got very upset this morning was washing my hair and a huge clump of hair came out . I know I said it wouldn’t bother me but it was such a shock . Anyway I have my wig . 

Hope you are keeping well xx

j xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

23 May 2019 12:00 in response to BigJean

hi BJ

glad to hear you’ve got some extra anti sickness tablets.

 

sorry to hear about the shock of your hair coming out. I’ve decided to put my big girl pants on and get it shaved off rather than wait for it to fall out. I may not be as brave once I get to the hair salon though!!!!

Hope all is ok tomorrow, will be thinking of you. 

WL

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

23 May 2019 14:48 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Woolylamb,

I know the frustration. My biopsy stitches still have not healed, nearly 3 months after I got them. This is despite having antibiotic tablets and cream to apply. Fortunately, it is the biopsy on my leg that is giving trouble and not the one on my face, which was carried out on the same day.

I am lucky in that I am not waiting for any further treatment, but I am sure that you just want to get on with it now. Unfortunately, worry won't heal it any quicker. As you rightly say. It is what it is.

I hope that you manage to enjoy the holiday weekend withthe family.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

23 May 2019 16:48 in response to BigJean

 

Hi BigJean,

I'm glad to hear that you have been stocked up with extra anti nausea tablets to see you throughthe weekend.

It is always upsetting when your hair starts to fall out. You are very brave to just let it happen. I think that I would be like Woolylamb and opt to cut it all off before this happens. I cannot explain why I feel like this, possibly because I might feel still in control of the cancer, rather than having it controlling me.

Now that it has started, you may find the rest follows quite quickly. At least you have your wig at the ready!

Feeling for you and hoping that all goes well tomorrow.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx